Bolton Valley is a mid-sized ski area in northern Vermont in the United States.
The resort was founded in 1966 by Ralph DesLauriers and his father. Bolton thrived for many years as a family-friendly resort and spawned two famous skiers, Rob and Eric DesLauriers, who went on to star in dozens of ski movies. With their brother Adam, they founded Straight Up Films; Adam remains in the area with a more recent venture, Beech Seal Media, named for a ski trail at the resort and a unique type of communication in Vermont lore.
Beginning around 1997, the resort has been under the control of a handful of new owners and struggled with financial viability. However, it has stabilized under the leadership of industry veteranBob Fries and seen steady improvement in the 2003-2004, 2004–2005, and 2005-2006 seasons, although just before the 2007-2008 season his shares in the company were bought by two locals, and Bolton Valley is now completely locally owned.
Bolton Valley is currently seeking investors.
Bolton Valley has 2 quads, 3 doubles and 1 surface lift. Ski and Snowboard Rentals and Lessons are readily available in the base lodge. There are also After School Programs which provide the students of participating schools very low rates on lift tickets and lessons. Bolton Valley, Mad River Glen and Jay Peak offer a joint discount season pass to area college students.